Wowowee Tragedy on Case Unclosed

Director: Anna Isabelle Matutina
Director of Photography: Alma dela Pena
Production Designer: Richard Legaspi
Asst. Director: Antonio Payomo III

Airing on February 5, 2009
Thursday night after Saksi

Seventy-one people died and many others were hurt when a stampede occured on February 4, 2006 on the first anniversary celebration of the noontime show, Wowowee.

For several days, people set up camp outside Ultra in the hope of securing themselves a spot in the show and wishing to be one of the winners of big prizes the show promised to give to lucky viewers.

A problem arose when the crowd swelled to around 30,000 because the venue had a capacity of only 17,000. When people were told that not all of them could be allowed inside the venue, the mob started pushing and shoving until a stampede occurred.

Join Rhea Santos as she investigates the incident and talks to one of the victims. Witness the events that led to the tragedy in a dramatization directed by indie director Anna Isabelle Matutina.

Three years have passed but some of the victims still cry out for justice. What has happened since then? Find out on Case Unclosed this Thursday after Saksi.

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Pitumpu’t isa katao ang nasawi at maraming iba pa ang nasugatan nang magkaroon ng stampede noong February 4, 2006 sa unang anibersaryo ng noontime show na Wowowee.

Ilang araw bago ang nakatakdang pagtatanghal, nagbantay na ang mga tao sa labas ng Ultra sa pag-asang mapabilang sa mga makakapasok sa venue at maging isa sa mga suwerteng magwawagi ng malalaking papremyong inanunsyo sa telebisyon.

Ngunit nagkaproblema nang umabot sa 30,000 ang mga tao dahil hanggang 17,000 lang ang kaya ng venue. Nang sabihan ang mga tao na hindi sila lahat maaaring papasukin ay nagkagulo hanggang mangyari ang stampede.

Samahan si Rhea Santos sa kaniyang pag-imbestiga sa insidente kung saan nakilala niya ang isa sa mga biktima. Tunghayan din ang pagsasadula sa trahedya sa ilalim ng direksyon ni indie director Anna Isabelle Matutina.

Tatlong taon na ang nakararaan ngunit may mga biktima pa ring humihingi ng hustisya. Ano na ang nangyari sa kaso? Alamin sa Case Unclosed ngayong Huwebes pagkatapos ng Saksi.

2 responses to “Wowowee Tragedy on Case Unclosed

    • Hi. Sorry, but i can’t remember the researcher of this episode since i did it more than 5 years ago. I only directed one episode of case unclosed. Directors of this show were ‘outsourced’ and not part of the regular staff so i can’t really remember the researcher. Sorry.

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